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Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions Nashville Shares Window Treatment Tips

Article by Julie Brown Patton

Photography by Courtesy of Sunburst Shutters

Originally published in Brentwood Lifestyle

Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions Nashville offers products, services and a philosophy that starts with a commitment to excellence and energy savings.

Based on 40-plus years of American craftmanship, Sunburst Nashville manager Stefano Diotaiuti says the company's teams enjoy assisting clients with custom window treatments for any room and any size or shape window by keeping in mind both pleasing aesthetics and functionality. They also offer free, in-home design consultations to ensure each project is done according to what works with each setup.

Knowing that windows are the main source of temperature loss in homes, Sunburst experts even created their own signature product line called Polywood shutters. Unlike wood or vinyl shutters, Polywood is a unique synthetic material that won’t warp, crack or split. Stefano says Polywood is simply engineered in a smarter way and is designed to significantly reduce heat losses or gains.

"It's a patented insulating system that completely covers window openings, adding enhanced protection to them. It's made to close tighter and seal gaps better than other shutters, blocking more outside air from flowing into the home," he adds.

Stefano says the company's window coverings range from shutters and sunshades to blinds and barn doors.

"We offer products based on interior design components, durability, energy efficiency, light control and privacy preferences," he says. 

He says Sunburst Nashville clients really appreciate the versatility of their selections and the reliability of their services. 

Sunburst teams also can assist with selecting the right window treatments for Nashville's summer heat. For example, Polywood shutters can stop airflow or block as much as 30 degrees of heat coming from a window when the shutters are fully closed. Polywood shutters reduce heat transfer by almost 46%.

Stefano says R-value measures the energy efficiency in windows, insulation material and window treatments.

"You want a window treatment to have a high R-value. When Polywood shutters are closed and paired with a double-pane window, their R-value is 6, one of the highest values for window treatments," he says.

With stores and dealers servicing 80-plus U.S. markets as well as international countries, Stefano says they have a reputation for building the world’s best shutters and taking care of their clients.

"We all share the attitude that we want you to be totally happy with your purchase. We strive to make everything perfect, giving you a more beautiful home that you’ll love for years to come," he says. 

TIP #1

Polywood has interlocking weatherstripping along the vertical stiles and louvers that rest tightly upon each other to minimize airflow. This keeps homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The result is an insulating system that greatly enhances the energy efficiency of windows and provides tremendous energy savings for homes.

TIP #2

The best way to stop airflow is by trapping the air between the window and the room, which happens when Polywood shutters are completely closed. Unlike other plantation shutters, Polywood shutters even have weather stripping, which further blocks off any air transfer. 

TIP #3

Polywood shutters are up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1,600% more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds.  

TIP #4

Sunburst is known for providing top-quality window treatments for any budget and superior customer experience. 

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